This year the International Sustainable Development Research Society celebrated the 22nd edition of its annual conference, named: Rethinking Sustainability Models and Practices: Challenges for the New and Old World Contexts.
The event took place in Lisbon (Portugal), between 13th and 15th of July and was hosted by the School of Science and Technology and the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
In this conference, TRIBE showed some of its results obtained from the first analysis of the buildings occupants to identify their energy behavior.
The University of Graz was the project partner in charge of submitting an abstract to the conference, which was accepted to be presented during the poster sessions.
The aim of this research is twofold:
- On the one hand to investigate the occupants’ energy-related behaviour in the organizational context in order to identify energy efficient behaviour patterns, which take this setting into account.
- On the other hand the focus lies on the provision on relevant data for the TRIBE game in order to implement different energy efficient behaviour patterns for the respective pilot buildings or game environments.
About the ISDRS and its annual conference
As a global network of sustainable development professionals the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) links researchers in academia and implementation practice from all continents to each other.
The international sustainable development research community is faced with challenging sustainability threats and opportunities for emerging and fast changing economies and societies. At the same time, it carries the accumulated knowledge about the models and results of countries with relevant past experiences in dealing with sustainability issues in more stable contexts. The major theme of this year’s conference will focus on the current sustainability strategies, policies, practices and approaches and the need to rethink their roles and applicability in different socio-cultural and economic contexts.